History Film / Starman

26th May '18 11:11:33 PM thecarolinabull01
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Starman arrives on Earth as a result of Earth having transmitted welcome messages to any alien life, and clones himself an environment suit -- the [[NakedOnArrival naked]] form of Jenny Hayden's dead husband. She is very freaked out by this, and at first only wants to get away from the freaky dead ringer for her dead husband. But she (eventually) agrees to take him to Arizona, where he has his only chance to meet up with the other aliens and go home. Naturally, this leads to a long road trip (Starman has gotten dressed by this point) involving a lot of learning about life on Earth, bonding and ultimately romance.

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Starman arrives on Earth as a result of Earth having transmitted welcome messages to any alien life, and clones himself an environment suit -- the [[NakedOnArrival naked]] form of Jenny Hayden's dead husband. She is very freaked out by this, and at first only wants to get away from the freaky dead ringer for her dead husband. But she (eventually) agrees to take him to Winslow, Arizona, where he has his only chance to meet up with the other aliens and go home. Naturally, this leads to a long road trip (Starman has gotten dressed by this point) involving a lot of learning about life on Earth, bonding and ultimately romance.



* AlienAmongUs
* AliensInCardiff: Alien in Chequamegon Bay, Wisconsin

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* AlienAmongUs
AlienAmongUs: The entire premise of the film is of an alien visiting Earth to study humanity, only for things to go to shit in the process.
* AliensInCardiff: Alien in Chequamegon Bay, WisconsinWisconsin.



* CorruptHick: The hunters that Starman pisses off by reviving their dead deer.



* GreenAesop: Starman doesn't approve of deer hunting - killing is a foreign and horrible concept to an immortal [[EnergyBeings Energy Being]] with no biological needs.
** It has less to do with hunting and more to do with the alien's concept of death - there is ''no'' death, survival or even food consumption where he comes from, so he's shocked that a living creature would willingly kill another.

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* GreenAesop: Starman doesn't approve of deer hunting - killing is a foreign and horrible concept to an immortal [[EnergyBeings Energy Being]] with no biological needs.
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needs. It has less to do with hunting and more to do with the alien's concept of death - there is ''no'' death, survival or even food consumption where he comes from, so he's shocked that a living creature would willingly kill another.



* HumanityIsInfectious

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* HumanityIsInfectiousHumanityIsInfectious: Taking on the form of a human has caused Starman to become more humanized over the course of the film.



** Starman states that humanity ''is'' special, because while his race have evolved to a state where they have no physical needs, they feel they've lost something, and hope to regain it by studying these humans who are so different to themselves.

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** Starman states that humanity ''is'' special, because while his race have evolved to a state where they have no physical needs, needs and no knowledge of violence or death, they feel they've lost something, and hope to regain it by studying these humans who are so different to themselves.



* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Starman has quite a fondness for Dutch apple pie.



* WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove

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* WhatIsThisThingYouCallLoveWhatIsThisThingYouCallLove: Starman has no knowledge of the concept of death.
23rd May '17 10:31:20 PM AnotherGuy
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* RecycledInSpace: During its release, it was called ''Film/ETTheExtraterrestrial'' [[AC:for adults!]]
29th Apr '17 11:01:51 PM JackG
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** Starman states that humanity ''is'' special, because while his race have evolved to a state where they have no physical needs, they feel they've lost something, and hope to regain it by studying these humans who are so different to themselves.



* TheyWouldCutYouUp: Jenny and Shermin's concerns of what awaits Starman if Fox catches him.

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* TheyWouldCutYouUp: Jenny and Shermin's concerns of what awaits Starman if Fox catches him. Seeing as the military have an autopsy table with ''restraining straps'' waiting, their fear is justified.
9th Sep '16 11:42:27 AM ArchTeryx
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* EnergyBeings: Starman comes from a race of these with no concept of death or biological needs, who takes on a human form to appear less threatening.



* GreenAesop: Starman doesn't approve of deer hunting.

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* GreenAesop: Starman doesn't approve of deer hunting.hunting - killing is a foreign and horrible concept to an immortal [[EnergyBeings Energy Being]] with no biological needs.



* HumanAliens: Starman takes on human form while on Earth, his natural form being a floating blob of light.
* HumansAreSpecial: As usual.
* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: As usual.

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* HumanAliens: Starman takes on human form while on Earth, his natural form being a [[EnergyBeings floating blob of light.
light]].
* HumansAreSpecial: As usual.
Or at least one particular human...
* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: As The rest of us, as usual.



* KlingonsLoveShakespeare: Starman can't get enough of Dutch apple pie, to the point that [[OrgasmicallyDelicious eating it is nearly a sexual experience for him]].

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* KlingonsLoveShakespeare: Starman can't get enough of Dutch apple pie, to the point that [[OrgasmicallyDelicious eating it is nearly a sexual experience for him]]. Turns out our primitive biological needs do have their upside.



* StockholmSyndrome: Jenny starts out freaked out by Starman and thinks of herself as kidnapped, but this doesn't last long.

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* StockholmSyndrome: Jenny starts out freaked out by Starman and thinks of herself as kidnapped, but this doesn't last long.long when she realizes that Starman is a wholly benevolent [[EnergyBeings Energy Being]] that's just trying to get home.



* UncannyValley: In-universe, Starman took on a human form at least partially to not scare humans. Unfortunately, his bizarre not-quite grasp of language or human customs have a tendency to make him appear quite creepy

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* UncannyValley: In-universe, Starman took on a human form at least partially to not scare humans. Unfortunately, his bizarre not-quite grasp of language or language, human customs customs, or even biological needs have a tendency to make him appear quite creepycreepy.
23rd Aug '16 6:46:26 PM nombretomado
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The movie was followed by a WalkingTheEarth television series starring Robert Hays of ''[[{{Airplane}} Airplane!]]'' fame.

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The movie was followed by a WalkingTheEarth television series starring Robert Hays of ''[[{{Airplane}} Airplane!]]'' ''Film/{{Airplane}}'' fame.
2nd Apr '16 9:13:13 AM Temmere
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* UsefulNotes/AcademyAward: Jeff Bridges got nominated for Best Actor, which is remarkable in two ways: it's in the SciFiGhetto, and it's the only Academy Award nomination that ''any'' of Creator/JohnCarpenter's films have earned.

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* UsefulNotes/AcademyAward: Jeff Bridges got nominated for Best Actor, which is remarkable in two ways: it's in the SciFiGhetto, SciFiGhetto (this was the first time an actor had been nominated for playing a non-human character), and it's the only Academy Award nomination that ''any'' of Creator/JohnCarpenter's films have earned.
4th Mar '16 8:42:07 PM Mdumas43073
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Creator/JohnCarpenter's 1984 film '''''Starman''''' is a kind of ''[[Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial E.T.]]'' for adults, played as a RoadTripPlot of all things. Fans will argue that it's a beautiful, beautiful love story between [[AlienAmongUs a man from the stars]] (JeffBridges) and an Earthling woman (Karen Allen) while dissenters will argue that it's a mediocre ClicheStorm.

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Creator/JohnCarpenter's 1984 film '''''Starman''''' ''Starman'' is a kind of ''[[Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial E.T.]]'' for adults, played as a RoadTripPlot of all things. Fans will argue that it's a beautiful, beautiful love story between [[AlienAmongUs a man from the stars]] (JeffBridges) (Creator/JeffBridges) and an Earthling woman (Karen Allen) while dissenters will argue that it's a mediocre ClicheStorm.
10th Jan '16 11:49:15 PM Mdumas43073
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Creator/JohnCarpenter's '''''Starman''''' is a kind of ''[[Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial E.T.]]'' for adults, played as a RoadTripPlot of all things. Fans will argue that it's a beautiful, beautiful love story between [[AlienAmongUs a man from the stars]] (JeffBridges) and an Earthling woman (Karen Allen) while dissenters will argue that it's a mediocre ClicheStorm.

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Creator/JohnCarpenter's 1984 film '''''Starman''''' is a kind of ''[[Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial E.T.]]'' for adults, played as a RoadTripPlot of all things. Fans will argue that it's a beautiful, beautiful love story between [[AlienAmongUs a man from the stars]] (JeffBridges) and an Earthling woman (Karen Allen) while dissenters will argue that it's a mediocre ClicheStorm.
18th Oct '15 8:11:01 AM AnotherGuy
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->'''Mark Shermin:''' "Have people from your world been here before?"
->'''Starman:''' "Before. Yes, we are interested in your species."
->'''Mark Shermin:''' "You mean you're some kind of anthropologist? Is that what you're doing here? Just checking us out?"
->'''Starman:''' "You are a strange species, not like any other... and you'd be surprised how many there are. Shall I tell you what I find beautiful about you?"

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->'''Mark Shermin:''' "Have Have people from your world been here before?"
before?
->'''Starman:''' "Before. Before. Yes, we are interested in your species."
species.
->'''Mark Shermin:''' "You You mean you're some kind of anthropologist? Is that what you're doing here? Just checking us out?"
out?
->'''Starman:''' "You You are a strange species, not like any other... and you'd be surprised how many there are. Shall I tell you what I find beautiful about you?"
you?
24th Jun '15 8:08:39 AM SignSeeker7
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* RecycledTheSeries: The aforementioned short-lived TV show.
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